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- n. A normal, non-depressed, reasonably positive mood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Philosophical cheerfulness and calm; the avoidance of disturbing passions, as inculcated by Democritus and Epicurus.
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A study lends its owner, its privileged reader, what Seneca called euthymia, a Greek word which Seneca explained means "well-being of soul," and which he translated as "tranquillitas."
The good is given many names, amongst them euthymia or cheerfulness, as well as privative terms, e.g. for the absence of fear.
Psychological profile analysis showed lower score for type-A personality and their mood behaviour in the hypomania-euthymia range compared with white coat and sustained hypertensives.